A Charity road running race set between the two coal towns of eMalahleni and Middelburg, open to
young and old participants with the aim of raising funds for the less fortunate while we’re having fun!
The Rotary GTR started from humble beginnings 30 years ago.
The 10 th of October 1987 marks the start of the largest charity event in Mpumalanga.
The 30 year achievement did not come without obstacles, but through hard work and dedication the
GTR is stronger than ever.
With every obstacle and every change made over the years, the main focus of the race was always
kept in mind – To always put the best interest of our charities at the top of the list in any difficult
decision that had to be made.
Ronald Reagan said “you cannot help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”
The aim of the GTR is to help as many people as possible.
The first train race hosted by the Witbank Coalfields Rotary Club was in aid of Child Welfare and
Society for the aged. Over the last 30 years a number of charities benefited from the Rotary GTR and many more will benefit in years to come. This is however only possible through the
sponsorships we receive from businesses and the entries for the race, be it teams or individuals.
The GTR creates a platform for the community & local businesses to rise up in unity and power to
create change and bring relief for those who are in desperate need of upliftment and help.
The aim has always been and will always be to better the lives of the less fortunate and with
the local community and businesses on our side, the GTR will keep on giving and helping
Entries are open 15 May 2017 - 1 August 2017
Saturday, 19 August 2017
Choose your teams starting time slot: Staged from 8AM-11AM in 20 minute intervals
R400 per team (5 x adults) – Runners and Walkers
R200.00 per team (5 x scholars) – Runners and Walkers
Starting point: Kees Taljaard Stadium, B field, Lillian Ngoyi Street, Middelburg
15km: R85.00 pp
Starting point: Hillside Station Junction, R555
32km: R130 pp
Starting point: WH de Klerk School, Montegu Street, eMalahleni
4.9km: R50.00 pp (all ages)
Starting point: Corner of Walter Sisulu & Van der Merwe Street, Middelburg.
(Parking available at Middelburg Care Village)
R50.00 (return trip to eMalahleni incl. if required)
( All participants entering the 32km event will receive timing chips in their registration packs which should be worn on your shoes. Please return your chip at the finish on race day.)
Race capped at:
Closing date for entries:
R30.00 per licence (unlicensed individual entrants only)
20 000 participants
1 August 2017 or until the race cap has been reached (whichever comes first)
Hand deliver to:
• Middelburg Information Centre, Walter Sisulu Str, Middelburg
• Info Kiosk, Highveld Mall, Mandela Drive, eMalahleni
Race numbers must be collected on the following dates ONLY
No Baton = No Medals
Prize giving will take place at the Kees Taljaard Stadium between 10:30 and 11:30 on race day.
Bus transport will be available at R50 per ticket to all participants requiring transport to 15 km and 32 km start points.
Busses will depart to 15 km and 32 km start points and are available from 5:00 am - 6:00 am ONLY.
The last bus will depart at 6:00 am from Kees Taljaard Stadium (Asalia Street)
Bus transport also available from WH De Klerk School, Montegu Street to the 15 km start point.
DO NOT BE LATE!!!
No bus transport will be provided to team participants. Please make your way to Kees Taljaard Stadium in Lilian Ngoyi Street, Middelburg.
Secure (paid) parking at Steelcrest High-School, Springbok Street, Middelburg for all participants.
Busses will return the athletes to eMalahleni from 12:30 - keep your ticket!!!
The R555 (old road) from eMalahleni to Middelburg will be closed to traffic from 06:00 – 13:00 on the morning of Saturday 19 August 2017.
NO VEHICLES WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE RACE ROUTE WITHOUT A PERMIT.
32km, 15km and Fun Run
Closing date for all entries 1 August 2017 or when the 20 000 cut-off is reached (which ever comes first)
AGE RESTRICTIONS: 15km – no under 15’s, 32km – no under 19’s, Fun Run (4.9km) – all ages
AGE: Minimun 10 years.
ROTARY GTR DISCLAIMER:
Participation in the Rotary GTR is done voluntarily and entirely at the risk of each and every participant. The Rotary GTR, the Rotary Clubs of Middelburg, Middelburg Cycad and Witbank, the Middelburg Marathon Club, the Organisers of the event, the Sponsors, Volunteer Groups/Individuals, medical and/or emergency personnel will not be responsible and/or liable for any loss or damage, however caused from participation in the Rotary GTR, including pre-race and post race activities.
A vast number of community projects have benefited from the race during the past 30 years.
The Rotary GTR remains a community investment project driven by the community for the community.
Don't miss out on the 'GREATEST' social and corporate hospitality event of 2017.
Notably one of the largest charity events of its kind in the country, the Rotary GTR annually sets the stage for unlimited sponsorship opportunities and community investment. There are number of varied sponsorship opportunities still available for small to large businesses as well as private individuals and organisations.
The Race Committee would like to appeal to companies in the surrounding communities to seriously consider becoming partners in this worthwhile community venture.
For sponsorship information or general enquiries contact 086 11 TRAIN (87246) [OPTION 1] or e-mail: email@example.com.
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